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Canton Private Investigators

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  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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Dr. Riggs did an outstanding job on our case of a missing 15 yr.old. Every time we needed to speak with him he was available & no matter the time of day he was always there fr advice & informing us of updates on our girl. I highly recommend him & his services as he is a genuinely caring & informative & easy to work with investigator. Sincerely yours....Randi Leimbach

Investigations America
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  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin M.
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Ted Moss and Investigations America helped me a great deal! I can't recommend them highly enough. They are professional and efficient and really make you feel comfortable with the process. Thank you guys so much for your help! If you are thinking about using a private investigator Ted Moss is the one you want to go with.

  • 42 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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He was really thorough in his investigation, kept me updated on all new developments and was able to accommodate my budget. Highly recommend.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria N.
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Really great guy. Very helpful and sweet. I'd recommend him to any of my family or friends.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ron W.
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the best thing I have ever done in my career. I have been a martial arts instructor and fire arms trainer for many years . taking Brentley Institute courses made everything come togather. thank you ron White


I offer driving and PI services. I am an all-around personal company for all your needs -- one-stop does it all.

  • 5 years in business

Welcome to Akron Process Servers. We assist the legal community as well as individuals with their process serving needs. Your situation will be handled by state licensed legal professionals. We are licensed private investigators and have over 15 years of surveillance experience. Hire the best today!


ICS of Ohio is a full service private investigation agency specializing in a wide range of private investigation services. If you need assistance with private investigations related to infidelity, fraud, child support, surveillance, missing persons or background investigations, ICS can help.


Welcome to the 5% Akron Bail Bondsman & Private Investigator's website. We assist the community as well as attorneys/lawyers with their bail bond and private investigator needs. Your situation will be handled by state-licensed professionals. We are licensed bail bondsmen and detectives who have over 10 years of experience. Whether the person is in Summit County jail, a local jail or in another state or county, we can help. We offer free price quotes and consultations. Hire the best today!

  • 2 years in business

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Integrity Investigations has offices throughout Cleveland. As OH private investigators, we've been offering solutions to attorneys, businesses, the insurance industry and individuals for over 6 years. We specialize in surveillance services focused at determining the validity of claimed injuries and family-oriented investigations relating to child custody issues and infidelity. We also concentrate on pre-litigation and due diligence background investigations intended at both businesses and individuals. Our technical specialists are experienced at installing covert video cameras and all together detecting covert video and listening devices, also called phone taps and bugs (counter-measures). Our staff is comprised of experienced investigators who are results oriented with a verified track record of getting to and uncovering the truth of the matters at hand. Geographically, we cover most of Northern OH, from Toledo to Youngstown and south down to Columbus, though our cases have taken us throughout the country. Our services are as follows: * attorney - skip trace, asset search, due diligence, pre-litigation, post-judgment, child custody, and surveillance/counter surveillance * business - employee monitoring, background checks, counter surveillance, executive protection, and compliance * computer security - latest in surveillance and software technologies * individual and general - GPS, missing person, premarital and marital * "deadbeats" and infidelity issues - We are using state-of-the-art surveillance and forensics. - insurance - monitoring and activity checks, surveillance, claimant interviews and witness - skip trace guarantee - We will find who you are looking for, or you do not pay. - defendant and witness - interview, locate, and background checks


Athey & Kline Investigations provides investigative services to individuals, attorneys, and small businesses.


I have an outstanding reputation and I have been in the private investigation business for 39 years.


We are an Ohio licensed private investigation and security agency. We provide armed and unarmed security, investigations/surveillance and process services.

Q & A

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What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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